All posts tagged in: water supply


Kenya: Food Crisis to Worsen, Agency Warns

An agency monitoring drought has warned of a worsening food crisis in the country should the dry spell being experienced persists. “If the (short) rains are below average, as currently forecast, or the onset of the season is late, then the ...


Who is using all the water in South Africa?

While Gauteng has briefly enjoyed some much needed rainfall (and hail), the water crisis in the country is expected to continue into 2016. South Africa has experienced little to no rainfall since the beginning of the year, and as a result, drought ...

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Full water supply for Majakaneng residents

Technicians from the Department of Water and Sanitation have repaired leaking pipes and malfunctioning boreholes with the aim of restoring full water supply in Majakaneng, North West. The intervention is part of an agreement between the department ...

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24 Villages Benefit From Mpuma Water Programme

The Mpumalanga water programme has provided water to a total of 24 villages in Bushbuckridge, benefiting 15 000 households in the municipality. R298 million was spent on the programme, which was implemented in partnership with the Department of ...

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Majuba water outage going well

By SAPA The planned Majuba tie-in and maintenance outage on the bulk water pipeline supplying Kriel in Emalahleni Local Municipality was under way and proceeding according to plan, the water and sanitation department said on Thursday. “This outage ...

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Desalination: the answer to our water crisis?

By Andreas Wilson-Späth Supplying South Africa’s growing population with clean, safe drinking water is a major challenge. Not only is the country’s water infrastructure in need of refurbishment in some places and entirely absent in many ...

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Cuban water experts arrive in SA

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has welcomed 34 Cuban water experts, who are in the country to share their skills to improve the quality of water. The arrival of the experts follows a bilateral agreement between South Africa and Cuba ...

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South Africa’s great thirst has begun

Eskom’s electricity woes have hastened the failure of water infrastructure around the country. For many South Africans, the water crisis is already here. For others, research and projections show, it is only a matter of time – and perhaps ...